What role can art, the image and performance play in understanding the abolition movement? How can creative practices serve as a conduit from the present carceral state and police apparatus to abolition? In these three midday workshops, peer leaders, artists, and educators will come together with students and faculty and the broader public to interrogate ways the idea of embodied performance, visual art and storytelling can help us reimagine a world in which the possible is not limited to that delineated by the legacies of oppression, colonialism and racism.
Visualizing scenarios that involve intensifying conflict, participants will learn various de-escalation techniques, while developing a practice of listening toward both internal and external conflict resolution. With an introduction from Gallatin Professor Stephen Duncombe.